indoor plants

  1. Caring for flowering indoor plants

    Caring for flowering indoor plants
    Indoor plants are usually thought of as lush and green. Odd leaf shapes, patterns or variegations add to their intrigue and desirability. There are, however, many plants that grow indoors and produce flowers or that can be brought indoors temporarily for a floral display. These flowering plants give an extra dimension to an indoor display, adding colour and sometimes perfume...
  2. The ultimate light guide: how to choose the best indoor lighting for plants

    The ultimate light guide: how to choose the best indoor lighting for plants
    Understanding light needs is simple enough outdoors, but it can be a struggle to understand indoors.  All plants, even those sold as ‘indoor’ plants, need light to grow and thrive. Indoors, light reduces the further you are from a window. Window dressings such as blinds and curtains (even sheer ones!) also reduce light levels, as do shelves where plants are...
  3. Tropical indoor plants: How to grow tropical plants indoors and keep them lush

    Tropical indoor plants: How to grow tropical plants indoors and keep them lush
    Many of those indoor plants that are so popular at the moment hail from tropical and subtropical climates. Their care needs reflect these origins. Want to know how to grow tropical plants indoors? Here's how you can help them flourish.   Popular tropical indoor plants Some of the plants with a tropical pedigree that may be living in your house...
  4. Pothos Plant Guide: How To Care For Devil's Ivy

    Pothos Plant Guide: How To Care For Devil's Ivy
    Devil's Ivy, Scindapsus, Epipremnum, Pothos - whatever you call it, this gorgeous group of vine-like plants is one of the most popular plant families for indoor gardeners, and for good reason. Here's a guide to caring for your pothos, plus a run-down of some of the stunning varieties we sell at Flower Power.   Pothos fast facts Part of the...
  5. Fungus gnats! How to get rid of fungus gnats in indoor plants

    Fungus gnats! How to get rid of fungus gnats in indoor plants
    Fungus gnats (a type of sciarid fly) are one of the most commonly encountered pests of indoor plants. In fact, they're one of the bugs Flower Power's plant experts get asked about most often. Seen tiny, black, fly-like insects hovering around your indoor plants? You may have fungus gnats - and if you're wondering how to get rid of fungus...
  6. Indoor plant care: How to feed your indoor plants

    Indoor plant care: How to feed your indoor plants
    Achieving that much-desired look of a lush, green oasis indoors means knowing how and when to feed your indoor plants. Surprisingly, more indoor plants die from too much care than from neglect. Indoor plant care is really about learning to the right balance of plant food without supplying more than needed. Indoor plants only need fertiliser when they are actively...
  7. Monstera Deliciosa 101: How To Care For Your Monstera

    Monstera Deliciosa 101: How To Care For Your Monstera
    If there's one plant that will feature in most of our recent memories, it's definitely the Monstera. How could it not, with its iconic foliage popping up everywhere we turn? There are Facebook groups and Instagram hashtags dedicated to the love of indoor plants, filled with beautiful shots of monsteras in their new homes. You'll even notice monstera leaves when...
  8. Humidity and your indoor plants: our 6 top tricks

    Humidity and your indoor plants: our 6 top tricks
    Many indoor plants grow naturally in humid forests, such as rainforests, where they enjoy warm, even temperatures, high humidity and dappled light. The indoor environment can fluctuate and is often much drier and less humid than an indoor plant would enjoy back in its rainforest home. In particular, heaters and air-conditioners dry out the air indoors, reducing the natural humidity...
  9. Indoor plant tips for beginners: How not to kill your indoor plants

    Indoor plant tips for beginners: How not to kill your indoor plants
    At Flower Power, we believe there's no such thing as a black thumb. At the end of the day, it's knowledge, and not some innate ability, that separates the successful plant parents from the hapless plant killers. So if you're not sure how to care for your new indoor plant baby, or you just can't seem to keep them alive...
  10. Caring for pilea

    Caring for pilea
    Pilea peperomioides is one of the most popular of all indoor plants - not just in Australia, but around the world. With its round, saucer-like leaves on long stalks, this cute little plant looks as if it landed in the living room from outer space. Those round, lilypad-like leaves also give it a common name of Chinese money plant. Here...

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